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Posts posted by Buddel

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    Do those of you who run things other than EAM come across things that EAM didn't detect?

    No, not yet.


    Also, do you find that EAM finds things that the other products don't?

    Don't know either. I have been using EAM for only two weeks.


    How do you decide that running two products is sufficient?

    It's not the number of apps that's important here. It's got something to do with the different layers of security. If two apps cover most security-related areas (exploits, ransomware etc.), then running two security products should be sufficient. For average users like me, running EAM is probably sufficient. Unless you are a "power user", Emsisoft should be all you need.

  2. A layered approach is what I have always preferred. I did try running MB Premium and EAM together but this combo slowed things down a bit. I reinstalled Voodooshield today to give it a second try. I'm always a bit impatient when it comes to trialling new (security) software. VS has been running smoothly since I installed it a couple of hours ago. Maybe I will just stick with EAM and VS, which seems to be quite a good layered approach to security.

  3. I also think layered protection is a good concept, rather than relying on just one security solution. However, I haven't found a decent app yet that I like and that is compatible with EAM. I tried Voodooshield last night, but I uninstalled it today because it blocked too many perfectly legit programs that I use.

    Any suggestions for a good and easy-to-use security app (free or paid) that can be used as an additional layer of protection?

  4. 6 hours ago, GT500 said:

    When you purchase a renewal from our website, then the extra time is automatically added to your license key, ...

    Does this procedure also apply to trial licences? I have a trial licence that will expire later this month. If I buy a one-year licence today, will the remaining days of my licence added to my new one-year licence or will I lose the remaining days of my trial licence?

  5. Thanks for your reply, Peter. I have a lifetime licence for Malwarebytes, but if it doesn't add any protection at all, why keep it? So it would be a good idea to uninstall it, wouldn't it?

    Is additional security software such as Voodooshield, Zemana Anti-Logger or an anti-exploit app needed or is Emsisoft all I need to stay protected? I'm asking because it feels kind of "naked" to be with just one anti-malware app.:D

  6. Didn't know my printer had a card reader. Well, I have never felt the need for one. Anyway, I disabled the notification feature for external storage devices, but I'm surprised that EAM has so far been the only AV that triggers an alert when I turn on my printer. Other AV solutions only trigger an alert when I connect a real external storage device to my computer.

  7. 6 hours ago, GT500 said:

    Does Windows show a mounted drive in Windows Explorer when you turn on your printer?

    No, it doesn't. Other AV vendors don't treat my printer as "external storage device", so I'm surprised that EAM thinks my printer is some kind of an external drive or something. Strange. Anyway, I disabled notifications for external storage devices due to this Emsisoft bug.

    Still don't know if I should buy a one-year licence. Well, another twenty days to think about it before my trial period is over. But there are also things I do like about Emsisoft: top-notch support for a light-weight anti-malware solution.

  8. Thanks for your reply. Maybe I will give it a try, but there is a certain "overlap", isn't there? 

    PS: Maybe I should rephrase my question. Even if EAM and MBAM (both running in real-time) are (more or less??) compatible with each other, is it recommended/needed to run MBAM real-time alongside EAM real-time? Would MBAM real-time protection be another useful layer of protection worth adding to EAM real-time protection?

  9. 9 hours ago, GT500 said:

    Emsisoft Anti-Malware has no way to tell the difference, but you can turn the notification off if you would like to (open Emsisoft Anti-Malware, click on Settings at the top, click on Notifications in the menu that appears below that, and turn off the notification for Removable device connections).


    The AV solutions I have used before could tell the difference, so it's very unfortunate that EAM is not able to do it. I'm aware of the fact that I can turn off these notifications but I want them to pop up whenever a USB flash drive is connected to my computer.


    The option to scan anyway is there because many people want USB flash drives and hard drives to be scanned when connected to their computers.


    Yes, I belong to these "many people" who want their flash drives to be scanned, but I don't want my printer to be scanned by EAM. 

    There does not seem to be a solution to my problem due to the inablility of EAM to tell the difference between USB connections. Hm... maybe I should just go back to my old AV. Anyway, thanks for your help.